iHeartRadio welcomes community radio stations in CBAA deal
Community radio stations including Sydney’s FBi Radio, Fresh 92.7 Adelaide, 4ZZZ Brisbane, Hope 103.2 and more are now available to stream on iHeartRadio Australia.
They are among an initial 14 community stations joining iHeartRadio Australia’s audio streaming platform, thanks to a new deal between iHeart and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA).
“iHeartRadio Australia has always set out to be an agnostic audio service and the addition of the thriving Australian Community Broadcasting sector is further testament to that objective,” said iHeartRadio Australia COO Geraint Davies.
“Enabling these community stations to stay connected to their listeners even when they are away from their radio or out of the broadcaster area will only strength the bond these stations have with their dedicated communities.”
iHeart also said that more stations will join the service over the coming months.
“We are committed to helping community radio stations connect with and grow their audiences,” said CBAA CEO Jon Bisset.
“iHeartRadio offers listeners the opportunity to choose genres and personalise their listening experience to stay connected with their community.”
New community stations will be free on iHeartRadio’s platform, joining ARN KIIS and Pure Gold Networks, ABC and SBS, Macquarie Media, Kinderling and the ACE Radio network.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with these passionate community broadcasters right across Australia,” said iHeartRadio Australia content director Brett Nossiter.
“Adding these new live radio stations to our platform really extends and broadens the diversity of the content options available for the iHeartRadio Australia audience.”
iHeartRadio also offers the top podcasts locally and from around the globe, and also gives users the ability to create custom stations.
The newly accessible stations are available to stream at iheart.com or on the iHeartRadio app.